Saturday, April 21, 2018

Vivo IPL Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab

Vivo IPL Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab: Rain Stops Play At Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode Chris Lynn's 41-ball 74 to post 191/7 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL game at the Eden Gardens. Lynn, who had scored a 49 against Sunrisers Hyderabad but did not look his swashbuckling best till now, took time to stay down against the spinners and plundered the quicks, smashing six fours and four sixes in his first half-century of IPL-11. Lynn got a pardon in the 13th over when when he was on 62; Barinder Sran (2/50) dropping a catch at deep extra cover off Andrew Tye (2/30) but the damage was already done. Skipper Dinesh Karthik (43; 28b 6x4) gave him good company with a collected knock. The pair stitched together a 62-run partnership off 34 balls for the fourth wicket. Karthik holed out to Tye at deep backward square off Sran with U-19 World Cup champion Shubman Gill (14 not out) staying on till the end. KKR lost Sunil Narine (1) early to Mujeeb ahead of, the mystery spinner-turned opener picking out Karun Nair at long-on where the Karnataka batsman took a brilliant catch. In his first over, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1/32) gave away just five runs and took the wicket but only to be punished by Robin Uthappa in the next. The dashing right-hander swept the Afghanistan teenage spinner for three successive fours, taking 15 runs off the 4th over.


Kolkata Knight Riders                        VS                           Kings XI Punjab
     191/7 (20)                                                                         126/1 (11.1)

KXIP beat KKR by 9 wickets (D/L method)

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kings XI Punjab

Lynn looked in his rudiments from the outset, hitting Barinder Sran for two sixes 
and a four just after the Powerplay as the hosts looked in organize of the game. Skipper Ashwin broke the 72-run second wicket stand in the first ball of his second over when Uthappa (34; 23b 5x4 1x6) lost his attentiveness and tried to clear the deep wicket boundary, only to find Nair there who took an easy catch. Nitish Rana (3) was run out after the in-form southpaw fell quarry to a poor mix-up with Lynn while trying to take a single. At the middle stage, KKR were 86/3 with Karthik and Lynn at the crease. From there on, Lynn shifted gears to take Yuvraj Singh and Andre Tye to the cleaners in the centre overs and bringing up his 50 off 30 balls. Suffering from cramps, Lynn finally departed by bottom-edging Tye to wicketkeeper KL Rahul. Andre Russell (10) did not make an impact as KKR's surge tapered off towards the end as they could not reach the 200-mark.


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